Sonographer Ultrasound Band 7 in Portsmouth
Band 7 Sonographer in Ultrasound
UNIT: Diagnostic Imaging QAH
Full Time permanent role.
Reports to: Ultrasound Superintendent
Salary: up to £41,737
- To perform obstetric, gynaecological and general and acute abdominal ultrasound scans in line with Departmental protocols.
- To assess and report on own ultrasound examinations and maintain appropriate records.
- To teach ultrasound to other health professionals.
- To participate in research, audit and CPD.
Key Responsibilities include
- To independently undertake a wide range of ultrasound examinations in line with Local, Regional and National guidelines as an autonomous practitioner. Undertaking ultrasound scans at remote satellite ultrasound facilities where there is no immediately available Consultant Radiologist support.
- To independently provide a daily acute abdominal ultrasound service to all departments at the Hospital, working within own qualification & expertise.
- Have a detailed knowledge of ultrasound equipment and the physics of ultrasound and be able to operate a wide range of ultrasound machines. To use this skill and knowledge to operate machines safely to produce optimum images and most accurate diagnosis. Participation in evaluation of new equipment.
- To use own judgment to analyse and interpret ultrasound images in order to provide independent written reports. To give a diagnosis to the referring clinician which may directly impact on patient treatment and management; often resulting in surgical intervention. Provide specialist advice concerning the care and/or treatment of obstetric, gynaecological and abdominal patients.
- Make recommendations for further scans, assessment and referral where necessary.
- To report and communicate findings directly with referring Clinicians and other health professionals regarding patient's ultrasound scans.
- To communicate highly sensitive information to patients and relatives including fetal abnormalities, fetal death, and, if appropriate, abdominal/pelvic pathology. Ability to deal with distraught and often angry patients after imparting bad news. Counselling and bereavement skills are required on a daily basis.
- To be accountable for own professional actions including reporting ultrasound findings.
- To regularly undertake examinations of an intimate and often unpleasant nature, i.e. transvaginal scans, early pregnancy complications, where there is exposure to bodily fluids.
- To provide ultrasound guidance for invasive ultrasound techniques such as amniocentesis, if trained to do so (not all do this)
To Apply and receive more information on the role, please send your CV or call denise on